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Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the RYA National Hornet Class Association

Herne Bay Sailing Club

Sunday 7th August 2016, At 1830 hrs in the Clubhouse

 

 

Present:

Eric Styles, Pippa Rogers, Dick Garry, Mile Owen, Terry Curtis, Eric Marchbanks, Clint Styles, Martin Arnison, Sam Woolner, Jon Williams, John Shelton, Simon Evance, Kevin Burt, Toby Barsley-Dale, Chris Breally, Richard Nurse, Dawn Barsley-Dale, Lucy Loughton, James Beer, Dave Edge, Richard Barnes, Tim Coombe, Michael McNamara, Alex Rogers, Gary Haylett, Peter Willans

 

1.    Apologies for absence were received from Jo Powell & Jim Wood

 

2.    Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 17th August 2015 were accepted as a true and accurate record. (Proposed by Toby Barsley-Dale, seconded by Simon Evance)

 

3.    Chairman’s report

The dinghy exhibition went well.

The chariman has the first development SP boat. There are some minor niggles but it feels quick. We need to advertise the new boat to encourage new membership but there is a limited budget for this.

There are problems with people not entering open meetings and championships in advance meaning that the association can’t set a budget. Championship fees are lower than many classes and the association tries to keep costs down but needs the books to balance. Colwyn Bay, the venue for next years championships is a commercial business so we will need a financial guarantee. There will be an early standing order available with a large price hike after May.

 

4.    Election of Officers:

Proposed by Sam Woolner and seconded by Dick Garry, the following were unanimously elected:

a.       Chairman:                    Eric Marchbanks

b.      Hon Treasurer: Peter Willans

c.       Hon. Secretary:           Pippa Rogers

 

5.    Nominations for Committee

Proposed by Kevin Burt and seconded by Simon Evance, the following were unanimously elected:

Vice chairman                                    Mike Owen

Web Site                                            Tom Guy

Membership Secretary                       Vacant

Members                                            Clint Styles

                                                           Jon ”Strangler” Williams

                                                           Toby Barsley-Dale

                                                           Dawn Barsley-Dale

                                                           Sam Woolner

 

6.    Treasurers Report, adoption of the accounts and appointment of auditors

Accounts presented.

Income and expenditure are both increased but there is a deficit due to buying an asset: the class association boat. The treasurer will also be the membership secretary for the next year. Much of the class’ income was as cash at the championships. Balance as of last Monday is approximately £1300 in the bank. The class will need to pay for the dinghy show early this year.

There was a brief discussion of the possibility of the class having charitable status which the treasurer will consider.

Proposed by Richard Barnes and seconded by Sam Woolner, the accounts were unanimously accepted.

 

7.    Update: Trial of larger spinnaker

To discuss current progress & vote to either:

a)      Continue trial for 2 more months, followed by a postal vote, or

b)      Adopt immediately, or

c)      Reject larger spinnaker

Few have tried the new spinnaker. Eric and Lucy tried at a windy Lord Birkett and could hold it without feeling more pressure. Mike McNamara has tried a spinnaker with a half panel insert which didn’t make much difference. He suggested that the heeling force comes from the fullness of the spinnaker and that a bigger spinnaker would be flatter. Sam Woolner has also made two trail spinnakers. One was taller and wider but wouldn’t fit down a spinnaker chute. The other was taller but flatter and only slightly wider which didn’t increase the sheeting load or healing moment. There was a discussion about the relationship between foot width and half height. After much discussion, it was agreed that trials need to continue as we currently have a lack of comparative data.

 

8.    Future Championships

Championships at Colwyn Bay (North Wales) next year

9.    Any Other Business

There being no other business, the meeting closed at 7.45pm.

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Annual General Meeting of the RYA National Hornet Class Association

Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay LL29 7SP

On Sunday 13th August 2017, At 1800 hrs

 

AGENDA

 

1.      Apologies for absence

2.      To agree the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 7th August 2016

3.      Chairman’s report

4.      Election of Officers:

a.       Chairman:                    Eric Marchbanks

b.      Hon Treasurer: Peter Willans

c.       Hon. Secretary:           Pippa Rogers

5.      Nominations for Committee

Vice chairman                 Sam Woolner (Proposed by: Pippa Rogers, Seconded by Mike Owen)

Web Site                       Tom Guy

Membership Secretary  Jo Powell

                                         (Proposed by: Eric Marchbanks, Seconded by: Pippa Rogers)

Members                                            Clint Styles

                                                           Jon ”Strangler” Williams

                                                           Mike Owen

                                                           Martin Arnison

 

6.      Treasurers Report, adoption of the accounts and appointment of auditors

7.      Championship Proposal:

a)      To hold championships (minimum 5 days) in Europe on alternate years

b)      To delete the option of future European Championships

c)      To hold longer championships (5 days, Monday to Friday) on alternate years

 

8.      Proposal to increase membership fees to £30p.a. for the first sailor in the boat, and a fee for any second sailor. (Proposed by Peter Willans, Seconded by Martin Arnison)

 

9.      Update on trials of larger spinnaker (for information only)

10.              Future Championships

11.              Any Other Business

N.B. Matters raised under this Agenda item are for discussion only and no decisions can be made.

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RYA    National Hornet

National Championships

 

12th – 15th August 2017

 

Colwyn Bay Watersports Centre

Colwyn Bay Watersports logo

 

 

The Organising Authority (OA) is the Colwyn Bay Watersports CIC for the RYA 1National Hornet Class Association


NOTE:

Trolleys

Please ensure all trolleys are left above the high water line on the beach or in your allocated space on the promenade. This is a public beach and promenade. Care must be taken not to compromise the centers position with the local community, nor injure any third party. A space near the old pier will be cordoned off with Heras type fencing and road trailers will be parked there.

There will be a beach part that will bring down your trolley after racing. They may also help you to launch if required. When helping please be respectful as these are unpaid volunteers. Remember it is your responsibility to launch, sail and recover your boat not theirs or anyone else’s.

Please note that you will be expected to launch in a designated area and return to that designated area and not on the beach beyond. However, this is a public beach and you will be going out and coming in through an area where public swimmers have every right to be. Be aware it is your responsibility not to collide with any swimmer. The beach master will try to ensure that the designated area is kept free from swimmers, however this cannot be guaranteed as there is no official zone for launching and recovery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

 

1.    RULES

1.1. The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020.

1.2       The Equipment Rules of Sailing will apply.

1.3       Part 5, Section B of The Racing Rules of Sailing, as well as rules 44.1 and 63.1 will be changed in the Sailing Instructions to permit Protest Arbitration.

1.4      Adequate personal buoyancy shall be worn by all competitors at all times whilst afloat – except for a short period whilst changing clothing. Flag ‘Y’ will not be displayed; this changes RRS rules 40 and Race Signals ‘Y’.

2.    NOTICES TO COMPETITORS

Notices to competitors will be posted on the official notice board(s) located at the official Race Office van on the promenade immediately to the West of the sailing venue complex.

3.    CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Any change to the Sailing Instructions will be posted before 0900 on the day it will take effect, except that any change to schedule of races will be posted by 2000 on the day before it will take effect.

4.    SIGNALS MADE ASHORE

4.1. Signals made ashore will be displayed on a gantry attached to the Race Office Van on the promenade.

4.2. When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 45 minutes’ in the race signal AP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.    SCHEDULE OF RACES

5.1. The schedule of races:

Date                       Tide: BST           Race/event                                    Time/warning

                                                                                                           Signal

 

Fri 5th                                                 Equipment inspection                     17.30 – 19.30

 

           

Sat 12th                                                 Equipment Inspection                     09:00 – 11.30

Registration                                      09.30 – 11.30

Competitor Briefing                         12.00

Race 1                                               14.30

Race 2                                               asap after race 1

 

Sunday 13th                                     Race 3 – start                                    11.00

                                                Race 4                                               asap after race 3

                                                Race 5                                               asap after race 4

 

Monday 14th                                     Race 6 – start                                    11.00

                                                Race 7                                               asap after race 6

                                                Race 8                                               asap after race 7

 

Tues 15th                                           Race 9                                               11.00

                                                Race 10                                             asap after race 9

                                                Prize giving                                       asap after racing

                                   

5.2.      10 Races are scheduled for the National Championship.

 

5.3.      To alert boats that a race or sequence of races will begin soon, the orange starting line flag will be displayed with one long sound signal at least five minutes before a warning signal is made. Where more than one race is scheduled on a day the second race will start as soon as possible following the completion of the previous race.

 

5.4      Races not completed as scheduled may be sailed at a later time or day. Extra races may be sailed provided that the championship does not become more than one race ahead of schedule. No more than 4 races will be sailed per day.

5.5      On the last day of the regatta no warning signal will be made after 14.30.

6.    CLASS FLAGS

The Class Flag will the Third Substitute Flag.

 

 

 

7.    RACING AREA

The racing area will be will be in the open sea, approximately north of Colwyn Bay Watersports Centre

 

8.    THE COURSES

8.1. The diagrams in Appendix A show the course including the approximate angles between legs, the order in which marks are to be passed, and the side on which each mark is to be left.

8.2. No later than the warning signal, the approximate compass bearing of the first leg may be displayed on the race committee signal boat.

 

9.    MARKS

9.1. Marks 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be Yellow triangular inflatable buoys.

9.2. New marks, as provided in instruction 12.1 will be black inflatable buoys.

9.3. The starting mark will be a yellow pillar buoy, the finish will be the same with a red band

9.4. A race committee boat signaling a change of a leg of the course is a mark as provided in instruction 12.3

10. AREAS THAT ARE OBSTRUCTIONS

      These are marked either by small yellow buoys or green triangles on poles along the beach. There is also the remains of a pier to be avoided. In the unlikely situation you decide to head into the sides of what is a large bay there may also be other obstructions. If you decide to head way out to sea there is also a wind farm.

      Water is shallow. Avoid the boat turning turtle in the event of capsize as you may ground the tip of the mast. However the tidal flow over the whole bay is normally low, nominally between 0.5 and 1 knot

      There is a row of small round yellow buoys running parallel to the beach that denotes an area where swimmers are kept free of motor boats. Whilst we are allowed to cross through that area to the beach, swimmers safety is the priority – see Pre-amble note above start of SI’s.

     There are stone groynes along the beach. These have green triangles on top of posts to warn you to keep clear – the groyne immediately off the Watersport’s complex has two rows of small yellow buoys running out from the beach to its East. They denote the exit lane for powered craft – do not stray into that area.

      A yellow buoy to the East of the Watersport groyne that denotes an underwater rock formation – keep clear

 

11. THE START

Races will be started using Rule 26 with the warning signal made five minutes before the starting signal.

The starting line will be a line between the main mast displaying an orange flag on the Race Committee Signal Boat and either:

the mast displaying an orange flag on a race committee line boat (at the port end of the line); or the starting mark.

11.1.          Start line limit marks may be laid near the race committee signal boat and the race committee line boat. These marks shall rank as starting marks and boats shall pass between them when starting. After the preparatory signal no part of a boat shall pass between the starboard-end limit mark and any part of the race committee signal boat or the port-end limit mark and any part of the race committee line boat. Failure for these marks to be on the line shall not constitute grounds for redress under rule 62.1(a).

11.2.          A boat starting later than 10 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start without a hearing. This changes rule A4.

 

12. CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE

12.1.          To change the next leg of the course, the Race Committee will lay a new mark (or move the finishing line) and remove the original mark as soon as practicable. The change will be signaled before the leading boat has begun the leg although the new mark may not yet be in position.

12.2.          When in a subsequent change a new mark is replaced, it will be replaced by an original mark.

12.3.          Except at a gate, boats shall pass between the race committee boat signaling the change of the next leg and the nearby mark, leaving the mark to port and the race committee boat to starboard. This changes rule 28.

13. THE FINISH

13.1.          The finishing line will be between a staff displaying an orange flag on the race committee vessel and the finishing mark.

 

14. PENALTY SYSTEM

A boat that has taken a penalty or retired under Rule 31 or Rule 44.1 shall complete an acknowledgment form at the Race Office within the protest time limit.

 

 

 

 

15. TIME LIMITS

15.1.          Time limits and target times are as follows:

Time limit                   Mark 1 time limit                   Target time

90 minutes                45 minutes                            60 - 75 minutes

 

If no boat has passed mark 1 within the mark 1 time limit the race will be abandoned. Failure to meet the target time will not be grounds for redress. This changes rule 62.1(a).

15.2.          Boats failing to finish within 30 minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be scored as per SI 15.3. This changes rules 35, A4 and A5.

15.3.          At the time point in 15.2 the Race Officer will instruct an official boat to move back down the course and record the positions of those boats still on the course as they pass them. The positions recorded shall not be grounds for redress; this changes RRS 62.1(a).

16. PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS

16.1.          The Exoneration Penalty and the Advisory Hearing and RYA Arbitration of the RYA Rules Disputes Procedures will be available. Details of the Procedures are posted on the Official Notice Board.

16.2.          Protests forms are available at the Race Office. Protests and requests for redress or reopening shall be delivered there within the appropriate time limit.

16.3.          The protest time limit is 45 minutes after the last boat has of the fleet coming ashore after the days racing.

16.4.          Notices will be posted no later than 30 minutes after the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings in which they are parties or named as witnesses.  Hearings will be held in the protest room located at HBSC Starters Cabin beginning at the time posted.

16.5.          Notices of protests by the race committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats under rule 61.1(b).

16.6.          Breaches of instructions 18, 21, 23, 24 will not be grounds for a protest by a boat. This changes rule 60.1(a). Penalties for these breeches and for class rule breeches may be less than disqualification if the protest committee so decides.

16.7.          On the last day scheduled day of racing a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered;

·           within the protest time limit if the party requesting reopening was informed of the decision the previous day

·           no later than 30 minutes after the party requesting reopening was informed of the decision on that day.

This changes rule 66.

16.8    On the last scheduled day of racing a request for redress shall be delivered no later than 30 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes rule 62.2.

16.9    The use of team racing tactics will not be tolerated. If the Race Committee or Protest Committee determine that the use of team racing tactics may have significantly influenced the outcome of the race they shall order that race to be abandoned and, if possible, re-sailed excluding the participation of the infringing boat(s). This modifies rule RRS36. If the race is not re-sailed, the infringing boat(s) shall be subject to protest and disqualification.

 

17. SCORING

17.1    Three (3) races shall be completed to constitute a series.

17.2    When fewer than four (4) races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.

17.3    When from four (4) to six (6) races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.

17.3    When from seven (7) or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her two (2) worst scores.

18. SAFETY REGULATIONS

      A boat that retires from a race shall, where possible, notify a Race Committee Vessel before leaving the racing area and shall immediately on returning to shore comply with SI’s 14 and 18.2.

       A tally system is to be used for the safety of the competitors for the                duration of the championship.

            Each member of a boat’s crew shall individually tally out before racing and individually tally in immediately on returning to shore after racing.

The time limit for tallying in is within 60 minutes of the last boat finishing the last race of the day.

This means if you forget to Tally out, you must report your return to the Beach Master within the stipulated time on return to shore.

Boats whose crew(s) forget to tally out or back within the stipulated time shall be liable to a penalty of £5 for first offence raising by a further £5 at each subsequent offence unless they report said infringement to the race committee signal boat prior to the start when no penalty will be levied. These penalty fines will be paid in cash to the Race Office no later than the 45mins after the last race of the series – should payment not be made, the race(s) in question will be marked DSQ and that will not be subject to being discarded in the overall results.

     

This adds to the exceptions within Rule 63.1.

 

19. REPLACEMENT OF CREW OR EQUIPMENT

19.1.          Substitution of competitors shall not be allowed without prior written approval of the Race Committee. Permission to substitute crew will only be granted in cases of injury or illness or serious unforeseen personal circumstances.

19.2.          Substitution of damaged or lost equipment will not be allowed unless authorised by the Race Committee. Requests for substitution shall be made to the committee at the first reasonable opportunity

20. EQUIPMENT AND MEASUREMENT CHECKS

20.1.          Boats may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing instructions.

20.2.          Before a boat is eligible to race, her current, valid measurement certificate may be required to be presented at the Race Office or its existence verified.

20.3.          All boats shall sail under their registered class number. Only pre-measured sails that have been inspected for the event and stamped shall be used. 2 Jibs, 2 Mains and 2 Spinnakers only may be presented for registration.

20.4.          Subject to the written permission of the Race Committee a boat chartered or loaned for the event may declare at the time of entry or registration a sail number to be displayed on all sails used in the regatta which may be different from the number of the boat as stated on the measurement certificate provided that this declared number shall not be the sail number of any other boat competing in the regatta.

20.5.          Each boat, with her sails and equipment, shall be available for equipment inspection as stated in the schedule 5.1.

20.6.          Each boat shall be weighed before the start and any of the first three boats of each race may be spot checked weighed after the last race of each day. Boats found to be underweight will be penalized by a 5-point penalty per race sailed that day. It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure his boat is the correct weight prior to the start of the championship.

21. OFFICIAL BOATS

All race committee vessels, including mark boats will display identification as described on the official notice board.

22. SUPPORT BOATS

22.1    Support boats shall register with the organising authority at the times prescribed for registration and shall declare the names and sail numbers of the competitors with whom they are associated. Team and support boats shall be conspicuously identified by the country name, national letters or national flag of the team(s) they represent.

22.2    Team leaders, coaches and other support personal shall remain more than 200 metres from the course area, and shall not communicate with competitors while they are racing in any way verbally or with signals. They shall not cause wash to spread across the race area. The course area is defined as the area bounded by all the racing marks and any boat racing. This SI does not apply during rescue operations if asked to assist.

22.3    Then penalty for failing to comply with this SI may be the disqualification of boats associated with the infringing personnel in that race, or any other penalty that the protest committee may decide.

22.4    Support boats may be requested to assist the race committee with rescue duties and shall monitor VHF channel 37 at all times whilst afloat.

23. TRASH DISPOSAL

Trash may be placed aboard support or official boats. Trash purposely disposed overboard will result in disqualification from that race.

24. RADIO COMMUNICATION

Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction applies to mobile telephones and similar devices.

25. PRIZES

Prizes will be given as per the list on the official notice board.

26. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILTY

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

27. RISK STATEMENT

Rule 4 of the RRS states “the responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue to race is hers alone”.

 

Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:

(a)  They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk while taking part in the event;

(b)  They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and other property whether afloat or ashore;

(c)  They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss caused by their own actions or omissions;

(d)  Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;

(e)  The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;

(f)   The provision of patrol boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances;

 

28. INSURANCE

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £3,000,000 per incident or the equivalent.

 

 

29.       TELEVISION & PHOTOGRAPHERS' RIGHTS

Competitors give absolute right and permission for video footage or photographs of themselves or their boat to be published in any media for press, editorial or advertising purposes.


Appendix – Course Diagrams

30  Course

 

 

Warning - diagrams are not to scale, proportions and angles are not accurate. Note that the committee boat and start line buoy will be positioned to leeward of the race course

 

Course diagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 1 = Start Line – 1 port – 2 port – 3 port

Round 2 = 1 port – 3 port

Round 3 = 1 port – 2 port – 3 port - Finish Line

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NOTICE OF RACE

RYA National Hornet Class

2017 National Championships

Saturday 12th August to Tuesday 15th August 2017 

Hosted by:

The Organising Authority (OA) is Colwyn Bay Watersports CIC Colwyn Bay Watersports logo 

Porth Eirias, The Promenade, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29 8HH


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1.0 Organising Authority

1.1 The Hornet National Championships will be organised by Colwyn Bay Water Sports CIC (CBW), Porth Eirias, The Promenade, Colwyn Bay, Conwy LL29 8HH 

Tel 01492 437177

Contacts:-

Taffy Osborne – [email protected]

Ewan Byers - [email protected]

 

 

2.0 Rules

2.1 All racing, officials and competitors will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (2017-2020), the prescriptions of the RYA, the rules of the National Hornet class, the rules of Colwyn Bay Watersports CIC, the Notice of Race and the sailing Instructions.

2.2 Race management will be carried out by Colwyn Bay Watersports CIC with the NRO being Dougal Henshaw assisted by DRO Jon Thompson/DRO including organization of protest committees

 

3.0 Event Classification

3.1 The 2017 RYA Hornet Class National Championships is designated as a Category C event. Advertising is permitted as per Category A, and in addition on hulls, spars and sails without restriction except the space reserved for identification by Appendix G and under section 20.3(b)(i), 20.3(c)(i) and 20.3(d)(i). The organising authority may require competitors to display Event Sponsors advertising material.

 

4.0 Eligibility

4.1 Each boat must have third party insurance cover of not less than £2,000,000 whilst competing in any race of the programme, but sufficient to indemnify any 3rd party situation that occurs.

4.2 Either the helms-person or crew must be one of either a full adult or full junior member of the RYA National Hornet Class Association.


5.0 Measurement

5.1 All competing boats shall hold a valid measurement certificate.

5.2 All boats shall be presented for measurement checks during the Registration and Measurement period.

5.3 The Race Committee may instruct measurement checks to be made at any time during the Championship.

5.4 All sails to be used in the event must be pre-measured by an RYA measurer before arrival, the measurer’s certification/stamp will be checked and the sail stamped, sails may be check measured. Anyone racing with a sail that has not been stamped may be disqualified.

5.5 Initially up to 2jibs, 2 mains, and 2 spinnakers are eligible for stamping. Further sails may be stamped if the originals are damaged on the evening of the day that the damage occurs

5.6 Boats shall be made available at any time to be scrutinised throughout the event.

5.7 Boats will be weighed before the first start. Weighing will be carried out from 17:00hrs to 18:30 on 11/7/2017   

Or from 09:00 to 10:30 on the morning of the 12/7/2017        

5.8 The first three boats of each race may be weighed after the last race of each day. Boats found to be underweight will be penalised by a 5-point penalty per race sailed that day. It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure his boat is the correct weight prior to the start of the championship. The class scales will be available on Friday the 11th from 19:00hrs to 21:00hrs and Saturday morning from 09:00hrs to 11:30hrs should competitors wish to check weigh their own boats prior to the start.

 

 

 

 

6.0 Registration

6.1 Sat 12th August                            

Measurement and registration for those not pre-entered 09:00hrs to 11:30 hours – remember after Monday the 1st August you must pay by cash – cheques cannot be accepted on the day. The preferred way for you to make payment is by Internet transfer/BACS up to and including by the 1st August 2017

The account number is RYA NAT HORNET (Sort code:55-50-28, Account number:02503166) which is a Nat West number

A printed copy of the Sailing Instructions will be available upon completion of registration at Colwyn Bay Watersports, having satisfied the Eligibility and Entry Requirements

 

 

7.0 Proposed Schedule of Races, Race area.

7.1 It is the competitor’s responsibility/discretion to allow enough time to sail to the start of the race course. No redress will be given for those arriving late.

7.2 Races not completed as scheduled may be sailed at a later time or day during the championship

 

7.2          Sat 12th August                   Race 1 and 2 No race shall be started before 14:00 on the first day

Sun 13th August                  Race 3, 4 and 5

Mon 14th August                 Race 6, 7 and 8

Tues 15th August                 Race 9 and 10  No race shall be started after 14:30 on the last day

7.3 When two or more races are scheduled per day the first two will be sailed back to back

7.4 Racing shall be on the open sea directly off Colwyn Bay Watersports CIC between approximately 0.25miles and 3 miles offshore.

7.5 Courses will be Olympic Triangle/sausage courses as defined in the sailing instructions. Boats must finish within 45 minutes after the finish time of the leading boat for their race to be valid.  

 

8.0 Number of Races to Count / Discards.

8.1 Each boat’s series score shall be the total of all her race scores, except that discards shall be applied as follows:

      Races sailed -  Discards 1– 4 races completed No discard 5 to 7 races completed 1 discard 8 races completed 2 discards

8.2 A minimum of four Championship Races must be completed to constitute a National Championships

 

9.0 Replacement of Crew

9.1 Substitution of competitors will not be allowed without prior written approval of the Race Committee

 

10.0 Protests/Advisory/Arbitration Hearings.

10.1 The Advisory/Arbitration Process will also be available as an alternative to full Protest.  
    

11.0 Prize Giving.

11.1 The prize giving will be on Tuesday 15th August as soon as possible after the completion of the last race    sailed. 


12.0 Entry

12.1 An entry form as supplied must be completed and accompanied by the appropriate entry fee payable to RYA National Hornet Class before competing in the Championship.

      One paid up member of the RYA National Hornet Association shall be aboard each Hornet entered when racing

      A Junior* means helm and crew are under 21 on 12th August 2017

 

 

13.0 Sailing Instructions

13.1 Sailing Instructions will be available on registration from the Beach trailer office at Colwyn Bay Watersports CIC on    Saturday 12th August 2017.

 

14.0 Social Program

14.1 A full social program is being arranged by the renowned Hornet Social Team including – Commodores reception, Games night, Barbeque, music and more. Prize giving – none to be missed! All games and socials are at the risk of anyone joining in.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Competitors participate in this event entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

Eric
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